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Restaurant and food news from around Little Rock

  If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time in the Northeast region of our country, you know that restaurant parking can often be at a premium. Hell, more than once I spent 30 minutes looking for a spot in Boston. Even in Little Rock, several restaurants have very …




I think like most parents, I really took my pre-kids life for granted, because little did I know NickJr and DisneyJr would be taking over my life shortly and I’d have grown up things to do but no time to get those things done. I met a friend for lunch …




Sweet pickles are the Bobby Petrino of the pickle world.  Everyone loves to hate them.  But the lackluster examples at the supermarket belie the sweet pickle’s potential — homemade fermented sweet pickles that would never cheat on their wives, hire their mistresses, or wreck their motorcycles. These are full old …




This darn ice has been wreaking havoc on my social life, but fortunately, I was able to get out just a bit this week. A few buddies and I finally paid a visit to Bruno’s Little Italy in downtown the other night. A feeling of contentment resided over the group after …




To many who never lived in Saline County, Ed and Kay’s dinner is easily overlooked. It sits on the southwest edge of the Benton, just to the right as I-30 is taking you away to likely a more enjoyable destination of Dallas or Hot Springs. If you are from Saline …




This week marked the return to patio dining season, even if the local weathermen are trying to put a temporary hold on it. One of our favorite things about spring and fall in Little Rock is enjoying lunch or after work drinks on some of the excellent patios around town. …




I met Michael Juiliano, the man better known as Hot Dog Mike, for the first time in the summer of 2010. He had his shiny steel cart parked in an alley in downtown Little Rock and there was no one around. Mike that day was humble, friendly, and maybe even a …




We have been good friends and big fans of Little Rock based startup Treatsie. First shipping last year, Treatsie offers monthly subscription boxes of artisan sweets from carefully curated small batch candy makers. Think Birchbox meets jam of the month club, but a whole lot better. “There are millions of …




The group that developed popular restaurants Big Orange, Local Lime, and ZaZa’s finally unveiled their latest creation: Lost 40 Brewing Company. The team (officially known as Yellow Rocket Concepts) of Scott McGehee, John Beachboard, and Russ McDonough have a knack for high quality craft beer. The move to brewing their …




Welcome to “Around the Rock,” a weekly peek into my culinary adventures and a means to keep you in the loop with all the happenings in our Little Rock food scene. Well, it was about damn time I ventured out to Doe’s Eat Place on the edge of downtown Little …




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